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California Assembly Bill Motivates Celebrities To Take Action For Animals

first_imgCalifornia Assembly Bill 485, The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, has inspired stars such as Russell Simmons, Nikki Sixx, Kunal Nayyar, Leona Lewis, Alicia Witt, NASCAR Driver Leilani Munter, WWE’s Tyler Breeze and many more to take to social media and create a storm using #YesOnAB485.Assembly Bill 485, The Pet Rescue and Adoption Act, is a landmark bill authored by Assembly Members Patrick O’Donnell and Matt Dababneh, which saves animals’ lives and stands up to the cruelty of puppy mills. The legislation would replace puppy mill animals by showcasing dogs, cats, and rabbits from local animal shelters and rescue groups in pet retail stores statewide.Social Compassion In Legislation, the animal advocacy group sponsoring the bill, states that AB 485 will be a gigantic step forward in solving the state’s pet overpopulation crisis and will shut the door to the socially unacceptable cruelty of mill-bred animals.The bill will be heard on April 18, 2017 in the Assembly Business and Professions Committee.To learn more about the bill visit read more

CPI releases manifesto, announces assured pension of Rs 9k per month

first_imgNew Delhi: The CPI on Friday announced that it would give a minimum pension of Rs 9,000 per month, grant full statehood to Delhi and Puducherry and a one-time comprehensive loan waiver for farmers as part of its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls.The Communist Party of India (CPI) also proposed a law for agricultural workers and a separate budget for agriculture. The party said it would increase the number of guaranteed employment days under the MNREGA scheme to 200 days per family and ensure wage payment within the period of guaranteed statute and at par with legal minimum wages for unskilled farm labour. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’CPI leader D Raja, who released the manifesto, came down hard on the RSS-BJP and said that they, along with its other allied right-wing extremist organisations, had become “aggressive in pushing their ideology and agenda” which are “divisive, secretarian, communal and fascist.” “There is a systematic attack on our constitutional bodies and institutions… Authoritarianism and demagogy are the characteristics of Prime Minister Modi… The RSS ideology always played the politics of polarisation and alienation of the Muslims…The foreign policy of the BJP Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&Kgovernment is even a larger mess of failures… “The use of armed forces for political mileage is condemnable and detrimental to morale of the forces,” he said. It also announced that it was for the implementation of the one rank one pension to all the retired defense personnel, universalisation of the PDS system, ensuring allocation of six per cent of GDP to health sector and the functional autonomy of the EC, CAG, RBI, CBI, CVC and other institutions of oversight.last_img read more

UNs intangible cultural heritage list comes into being with 90 entries

4 November 2008A United Nations-endorsed list of the planet’s intangible cultural heritage, ranging from folk music and shadow puppetry to ox-herding traditions and sand drawings, came into being today as part of efforts to safeguard such elements around the world. The Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity was established today in Istanbul, Turkey, with the inclusion of 90 elements that had previously been proclaimed as masterpieces, the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) reported in a news release.UNESCO Director-General Koïchiro Matsuura said the List’s inauguration “is bringing to life” the Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage, which was adopted by UNESCO in 2003 and has been ratified by 104 States so far.“I am confident that with time, this List – designed to give more visibility to our living heritage – will contribute to raising awareness of its importance and instil a sense of pride and belonging to custodian communities,” Mr. Matsuura said.Both the List and the Convention aim to protect heritage that includes oral traditions, the performing arts, social practices, craftsmanship and knowledge of nature.The List’s inauguration took place at the start of a week-long session of the intergovernmental committee overseeing the implementation of the intangible cultural heritage Convention.The 90 elements were proclaimed as Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2001, 2003 or 2005, and another 111 applications for inscriptions on the List have been sent to the intergovernmental committee for review next year.The inaugural list covers every region of the world, and includes the Royal Ballet of Cambodia, ox-herding and oxcart traditions in Costa Rica, polyphonic singing of the Aka Pygmies of the Central African Republic (CAR) and Mexico’s indigenous festivity dedicated to the dead.Indonesian shadow puppetry is also included, as are cross-crafting in Lithuania and Latvia, sand drawings in Vanuatu, initiatory rites in Senegal and Gambia and textile art in Peru. read more

Dialogue between parties in Somalia raises hope for normalization UN envoy

“My assessment is not that the situation is now normalized,” Secretary-General Kofi Annan’s Special Representative for Somalia, François Lonsény Fall, told reporters at UN Headquarters following his briefing yesterday to the Security Council, which he said also covered humanitarian issues, violations of the arms embargo and proposed exemptions to the embargo to allow proposed peace support forces or national security forces to arm themselves. “My assessment is that we should continue to encourage the TFI and the new reality in Mogadishu to enter into genuine dialogue and to continue the dialogue to find the best solution to normalize the situation,” he continued.In his latest report on the situation in Somali, released last week, Secretary-General Annan said it was crucial that the transitional Government be supported during the current crisis so as not to lose the “painstaking” political gains in the country, which has been without a functioning Government since the collapse of President Muhammad Siad Barre’s regime 15 years ago.After Mr. Fall’s briefing to the Council yesterday, however, his office said that ceasefire violations had eroded hopes raised by a 22 June meeting between TFI officials and a delegation of the Union of Islamic Courts whose militias are holding Mogadishu, and that hardliners within that group were a “serious threat to peace.” Despite that threat, Mr. Fall said he is encouraging the parties to make progress in the next round of dialogue scheduled for this Saturday in Khartoum.Mogadishu is now calm after renewed fighting over the weekend, he said, and a recently completed UN security assessment would be followed by a humanitarian coordination group.He told the Security Council that the humanitarian situation in Somalia remained grave, with the fighting in Mogadishu, where 250,000 had already been displaced, exacerbating an already dire situation in a country that was just coming out of a long-term drought and would remain in a state of humanitarian emergency at least until December. In a separate press conference today, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland appealed for more resources to get food and other vital aid to war-weary people in Somalia as well as in Darfur and Gaza, citing the immense difficulties in getting such aid through in those respective battle zones.He also called for commitments from parties on the ground to help push through aid to innocent civilians trapped by conflict, and for urgent action to ensure the safety of relief workers in those areas.Although Somalia had been one of the “rare remote control operations” where some international assistance had been able to get through during active fighting, the fresh combat had made the already tenuous humanitarian situation worse, he said. read more

UN experts urge Saudi Arabia to halt execution of seven men sentenced

“In countries that have not abolished the death penalty, capital punishment may be imposed only following a trial that complied with fair trial and due process safeguards,” said the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns.According to reports, the men were charged with organizing a criminal group, armed robbery and raiding and breaking into jewellery stores in 2005, and consequently sentenced to death in Asir in 2009. Mr. Heyns expressed concern that the crimes, which were allegedly fabricated, cannot be considered as most serious crimes to merit the death penalty.“Any death sentence undertaken in contravention of a Government’s international obligations is tantamount to an arbitrary execution,” Mr. Heyns underlined. “Only full respect for stringent due process guarantees distinguishes capital punishment as possibly permitted under international law from a summary execution, which by definition violates human rights standards.”The Special Rapporteur on torture, Juan E. Méndez, said there are also grave concerns that the men were tortured during detention and forced to sign confessions.“This is not only in breach of Saudi Arabia’s international obligations under international law, which imposes an outright prohibition on torture, it is also in breach of the Government’s international obligation under the Convention against Torture that explicitly forbids the use of all forms of torture for the purpose of extracting confessions or acquiring information,” Mr. Méndez stressed.The Chair of the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, El Hadji Malick Sow, added his concern about the death penalty being imposed following a possible violation of the right to liberty and security of all individuals. The execution was originally scheduled for 5 March but was postponed for one week, and may be carried out tomorrow. read more

UK vehicle production falls 27 in October

·         Car production falls 25.1% in the month to the lowest October level since 1991.·         Commercial vehicle production remains up over the year, but down 41% in the month.·         Year-to-date volumes down 27.1% for all vehicles, but 75% still destined for abroad. ·         SMMT urges government to support UK manufacturing and to restore confidence in the market. SMMT LtdOct-08YTD 2008Oct-08YTD 2008Oct-08YTD 2008 “The October production figures reflect the rapid reduction in global demand for motor vehicles and we expect to see further reductions in factory output in November and December,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT chief executive. “The figures are evidence of the scale of the challenge facing the industry and underline the need for prompt action in next week’s pre-budget report to assist the sector during this difficult period.” Total114,0581,295,19213,106185,641127,1641,480,833 Export94,382998,9397,963113,064102,3451,112,003 -24.1%1.6%-42.5%4.9%-25.9%1.9% Home19,676296,2535,14372,57724,819368,830 -25.1%0.7%-41.0%3.6%-27.1%1.1% % of total17.3%22.9%39.2%39.1%19.5%24.9% Source:CarsCommercial Vehicles Total vehicles  % of total82.7%77.1%60.8%60.9%80.5%75.1% For more, please see the attached files. DownloadClick to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) -29.5%-2.1%-38.6%1.7%-31.6%-1.4% read more

Royal wedding latest news Prince Harry and Meghan Markle head home to

Only the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were seen returning home to Kensington Palace on Sunday evening.Guests of the royal couple had celebrated the couple tying the knot at an evening reception at which Idris Elba turned DJ and danced into the small hours with fireworks and a playlist of soul classics.The newlyweds are said to have eschewed a slow first dance for livelier tunes, from 1960s R&B to the dance hits of the 1980s. They are said to have chosen “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” as an opening number, with guests treated to a sit-down dinner after a long day in front of the cameras at Windsor Castle.The grand finale of the royal wedding saw 200 people join a black-tie dinner and evening celebrations at Frogmore House.  9:18AMFirst official engagement as a married couple The garden party involves 6,000 guests from almost 400 of the Prince of Wales’ patronages and 20 military affiliations.The guest list includes some of the emergency services personnel who were the first to respond to the bombing at the Manchester Arena last May; the anniversary of the attack falls on the same day as the party. This meant that the designer got to know her, and she said of the new Duchess of Sussex: “She’s exactly what you see on TV. She’s just so genuine and warm and radiant. She’s just glowing.”She’s a strong woman. She knows what she wants, and it was really an absolute joy working with her.”Asked about the moment the Duchess was able to look at herself fully dressed and ready in the mirror on Saturday morning, Ms Waight Keller said: “She was just glowing.”There’s so much emotion on a day like that anyway. But I think particularly when it all comes together, I think, is tremendous. She was absolutely radiant.” Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall walk down the steps of St George's Chapel The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex are pictured with the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the bride’s mother Doria Ragland and the young bridesmaids and pageboysCredit:Alexi Lubomirski /PA The designer of the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress has spoken of her pride in being involved in such a “historic moment”.Birmingham-born Clare Waight Keller disclosed that the Duke spoke to her after the ceremony.”He came straight up to me and he said ‘oh my God, thank you, she looks absolutely stunning’. So I think for the both of them, they were just radiant at that time,” she said.Video: Wedding dress designer’s pride 9:48AMDrinks, flags and boats: How Windsor celebrated after the wedding The Duchess of Sussex's hair was styled into a bun that was 'messy in a controlled way'  A Firework Display Takes Place At Frogmore House. 5:10PMWedding flowers have been given to charities Pauline Gardiner and Janice Smith from NewcastleCredit:John Nguyen for The Telegraph Tom Nicholson, from Surrey, enjoys the post-wedding celebrations in Windsor on his boat ‘Jarni’Credit:John Nguyen for The Telegraph Ms Markle wore a sleek Stella McCartney dress with a halter neck, showing off her shoulders and back with her hair up in a chic bun.The dress was described as a “bespoke lily white high neck gown made of silk crepe”, with satin shoes from Aquazurra with soles painted in baby blue: her “something blue”.Her hair had been styled by George Northwood especially for the more relaxed evening. The couple travelled from Windsor Castle to Frogmore House in a silver blue Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero. The number plate was E19 05 18, marking their wedding date. This vehicle was originally manufactured in 1968, and has since been converted to electric power, suiting the couple’s eco-credentials. Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of WessexCredit:Steve Finn for The Telegraph The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive at Kensington Palace in London the day after attending the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Michelle Wagoner, 33, Molly Larsen, 41, Chloe Hodges, 24, Heather Poynter, 34, and Tammi McBride, 38 from the US Queen Elizabeth II is driven into Windsor Castle in a Range Rover the day after the royal wedding 3:20PMRoyal couple understood to have left Windsor Castle 4:54AMTyler Dooley brought knife to Kingston nightclub  Michelle Wagoner, 33, Molly Larsen, 41, Chloe Hodges, 24, Heather Poynter, 34, and Tammi McBride, 38, from the US Sketches of The Duchess of Sussex’s #RoyalWedding dress, designed by Clare Waight Keller, have been released.The Duchess and Ms. Waight Keller worked closely together on the design, epitomising a timeless minimal elegance referencing the codes of the iconic House of Givenchy.— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 20, 2018 Stephanie Abdullah, 48, from Washington DCCredit:John Nguyen for The Telegraph This engagement sets the tone for the couple’s conduct as enthusiastic supporters of charities, having asked their wedding guests to donate money to seven chosen charities as a wedding gift.  11:12AMThe honeymoon: Where the couple might go Describing her demeanour on Saturday morning, he said: “She was calm, yeah. Chatty, absolutely. We were definitely having exchanges, yeah for sure.”She was very happy. It was a beautiful morning, just the perfect morning to get married.”Asked if she had shown any signs of nerves the Paris-born hairdresser said: “No, I don’t think so, she was just very happy, very happy, very excited.” Serena Williams, the tennis player, uploaded a photograph of herself in a glamorous evening gown, saying, “Thank you Pierpaolo for making me look special on this special evening.” The Queen is driven into Windsor Castle after a Sunday trip to churchCredit:Andrew Matthews /PA The champagne has barely stopped flowing, but the newlyweds are already preparing for their first engagement as husband and wife.Just three days after the ceremony, on Tuesday, they will attend Buckingham Palace for the Prince of Wales’ 70th birthday patronage celebration in the palace’s gardens, joined by Prince Charles, who turns 70 in November, and the Duchess of Cornwall. More than 29 million people watched on television in the United States as Britain’s Prince Harry married American actress Megan Markle, according to Nielsen ratings released Sunday.The estimated 29.2 million viewers for Saturday’s ceremony exceed the number for the 2011 wedding of Harry’s brother Prince William to Kate Middleton, which was watched by 22.8 million people. Former embroideress Pauline Clayton, 89, a patient at the hospice, described the gift from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as “lovely”.Hospice officials discovered by chance that Mrs Clayton used to work for the Queen’s dressmaker Sir Norman Hartnell, when they chatted to her after the royal wedding.Speaking from her room at the hospice where she is receiving respite care, Mrs Clayton said: “If I was her (Meghan) I would have wanted to keep them all with me.” The flowers included white garden roses, peonies and foxglovesCredit:Danny Lawson /PA The royal brothers will remain as neighbours at Kensington PalaceCredit:EN STANSALL/AFP/Getty Images Credit:Yui Mok/PA Nacho Figueras shared a picture on social media of his invite Meghan Markle’s wedding bouquet lies on the grave of the Unknown WarriorCredit:Victoria Jones/PA 6:18AMHigh Street set to launch copycat wedding dresses Prince Harry opens the door to the Jaguar allowing his wife to get into the passenger seat 2:24AMBridal bouquet left at grave of the Unknown Warrior 3:18PMRevealed: Idris Elba turned DJ as couple danced to 1980s hits and R&B Idris Elba The Duke of York drives his daughters Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Eugenie's fiancee Jack Brooksbank to the venue in a Bentley The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in a classic E-Type Jaguar heading off to their wedding reception An aerial view of Kensington Palace Prince Harry opens the door to the Jaguar allowing his wife to get into the passenger seatCredit:Steve Parsons/PA The Queen was later seen being driven back to Windsor Castle soon after the service at the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park.As a few Windsor Farm shop regulars watched, her Range Rover swept into a side entrance onto the castle estate. Young royal fans pose for a picture with police officers in WindsorCredit:John Nguyen for The Telegraph 5:43AMSerena Williams wore trainers to royal wedding reception Meanwhile, British designer Clare Waight Keller, who was spotted arranging the Duchess of Sussex’s veil and train just before she processed into St George’s Chapel, said soon after the ceremony Harry rushed up to praise her efforts. She said: “He came straight up to me and he said ‘oh my God, thank you, she looks absolutely stunning’.”Asked about the moment Meghan was able to look at herself dressed and ready in the mirror on Saturday morning, Ms Waight Keller said: “She was just glowing,” adding “She was absolutely radiant.” Good morning and welcome to our continuing live coverage of the royal wedding as the newlyweds prepare to head from Windsor Castle where they have spent the night.As festivities on the streets of Windsor wound down, the guests of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s evening wedding reception showed no sign of pause last night. Around 11pm fireworks lit up the night sky over Frogmore House where the couple were celebrating with 200 of their closest friends and family. Video: Fireworks mark end of royal wedding celebrations The Telegraph’s Michael Hogan described BBC One as “traditionally the natural choice for such occasions: informed but not too intrusive, unshowy yet compelling”. He writes: “The Corporation’s anchors were Kirsty Young (a reassuring voice as ever) and Dermot O’Leary (was he on the wrong channel?). This unlikely pair tag-teamed with Huw Edwards (solid, dependable, a bit boring), who appeared to have been on a pre-wedding diet. Sitting side-on to the camera for some strange reason, the newly svelte Welshman couldn’t quite get his autocue-reading right and kept glancing off-screen as if distracted by something more interesting.”ITV’s audience peaked with 3.6 million viewers, at a different time to BBC One – just after 2pm.On ITV, coverage – which was fronted by Phillip Schofield and Julie Etchingham – averaged 2.5 million viewers and a 18.6 per cent share between 9.25am and 3pm.The five-minute audience peak on BBC One is the biggest across all channels this year, the broadcaster said. On BBC One, the FA Cup final averaged 6.7 million viewers and peaked at 8.7 million.Click here to read what Michael Hogan thought about the rest of the TV coverage. The Queen leaves Windsor Castle on Sunday morning Idris Elba at the royal wedding ceremonyCredit:Danny Lawson /AP 3:53AMThe ‘child whisperer’ nanny who kept the bridesmaids and pageboys in line Here’s a video of the royal tour through Windsor from an angle you might not have seen so far.This timelapse footage was filmed from The Telegraph’s spot in the town. See if you can spot the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  A garden party at Buckingham Palace, hosted by the Queen and The Countess of Wessex 8:42AMMorning after the night before: Couple prepare to leave Windsor Castle Among the 200 guests invited to the evening reception at Frogmore House were senior members of the Royal family. The Duke of York was pictured driving his daughters to the event, as was Prince Edward. The Duchess of Sussex’s mother, Doria Ragland, was driven to the event in a royal vehicle. Elsewhere in Windsor, relatively few signs remained of the festivities, pomp and pageantry that went into staging the royal wedding – apart from innumerable Union Flags still adorning the streets. Floriana Uatanau and Eda Smith, from ReadingCredit:John Nguyen for The Telegraph Royal Wedding Clean Up on the Long Walk Clare Waight KellerCredit:Peter White /Getty Asked if there was any tears from the bride, she said: “No, she was incredibly composed. It was really quite extraordinary. She’s just the most beautiful person.”Asked what the Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, had thought of her daughter, Ms Waight Keller said: “As she went into her car, her mother was already sitting in the car and you just could see there was so much love between them.” Fireworks from the Frogmore House party lit up the night sky over WindsorCredit:Steve Finn  The designer added: “Well I think everybody saw on television – he was absolutely in awe, I think. She looked just incredible and it showed.”She revealed she was told by the Duchess in early January that she was the chosen designer.She said: “It was an extraordinary moment when she told me. Of course it’s an incredible thing to be part of such a historic moment.” The Duke and Duchess of Sussex Initially however, the new Duke will have a cousin for a neighbour: Princess Eugenie and her fiancé Jack Brooksbank recently took-up residence at Ivy Cottage after announcing their engagement in January this year.That wedding will also take place at St George’s Chapel, in Windsor, on October 12. 8:45PMThe Duke and Duchess of Cambridge return home after the festivities 12:07PM’Dreamy’ Duchess: ‘Calm and chatty’ bride showed no nerves, says hair stylist The Duchess of Sussex was a calm and chatty bride with no signs of nerves on her wedding morning, according to her hair stylist.Serge Normant said it was “dreamy” to work with the Duchess, creating a bun that was “messy in a controlled way”. BBC presenters Dermot O'Leary and Kirsty Young Ms. Waight Keller designed a veil representing the distinctive flora of all 53 Commonwealth countries united in one spectacular floral composition.Find out more about the design, the fabric and the veil of the #RoyalWedding dress:— Kensington Palace (@KensingtonRoyal) May 20, 2018 10:50AMRoyals and Duchess’s mother pictured arriving at Frogmore House party Guests including Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras shared their excitement at being invited to the exclusive evening do, placing a picture of the invitation on social media along with a new suit and aftershave. Doria Ragland, mother of the bride, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall walk down the steps of St George’s ChapelCredit:Jane Barlow/Reuters The Duchess of Sussex has followed the poignant royal tradition of having her wedding bouquet left at the grave of the Unknown Warrior.In 1923 the late Queen Mother began the long-standing tradition when her posy was left at the grave following her wedding to the Duke of York, later George VI.She left the flowers in memory of her brother Fergus, who was killed in 1915 during the global conflict.Convention dictates that the day after royal weddings the floral tribute is sent to the Abbey once the official wedding pictures of the bride and groom have been taken.Meghan’s bridal bouquet which has been tied with a delicate pink ribbon, and includes scented sweet peas, as well as jasmine and lily of the valley, has been placed at the bottom of the grave, and will stay in place until it wilts. Camping at its finest: Inside one of the tents at the £1,000 plus a night Meno A Kwen where the couple reportedly stayedCredit:Olwen Evans  The Duke and Duchess of Sussex on the east terrace of Windsor CastleCredit:Alexi Lubomirski /PA 10:58AMWhere the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex will live – and who their neighbours will be Others believe that Namibia is the most likely destination for the couple, who will no doubt be looking for an “off-grid” honeymoon after the intensity of the wedding. Namibia is renown for its private desert camps, spectacular sand dunes and animal safaris.However, the Duke and Duchess could also consider a staycation – just as the Queen and Prince Phillip did in 1947. The couple spent their honeymoon at Broadlands House in Hampshire – although that would be no guarantee of favourable weather.  11:42AMClean-up begins as Windsor recovers from wedding fever  There has still been no sight yet today of the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex who are expected to leave Windsor Castle, where they stayed overnight. They are due to travel home to Nottingham Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace. Ladbrokes has just been in touch with its latest betting for the couple’s honeymoon destination – and Namibia is the frontrunner.Namibia: 2/1Botswana: 4/1Tanzania: 5/1Seychelles: 6/1Maldives: 6/1Any Carribean island 8/1 Peonies amongst the flowers and foliage in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle The Duke of York drives his daughters Princess Beatrice, Princess Eugenie and Eugenie’s fiancee Jack Brooksbank to the venue in a BentleyCredit:Steve Finn for The Telegraph The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex are understood to have left Windsor Castle after spending Saturday night celebrating their wedding. They will be heading home to Nottingham Cottage, in the grounds of Kensington Palace. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. George and Amal Clooney speak to a police officer as they arrive at Frogmore HouseCredit:w8media  11:49PMMeghan Markle’s father ‘believes newlyweds will visit him after honeymoon’ Harry and Meghan in a classic E-Type Jaguar heading off to their wedding reception The Prince of Wales staged the black-tie evening dinner for the couple, who arrived in a environmentally-friendly 1968 Jaguar E-Type Concept Zero that ran on electric power.As well as family members including Princess Beatrice and Eugenie and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, evening guests included George and Amal Clooney, Tom Hardy, and Idris Elba, who was said to have taken a spin on DJ decks. But the fun did not stop when Frogmore House – the famous royal home loved by Queen Victoria – closed it doors, as some guests are said to have staged an after party at top London hot spot Chiltern Firehouse.In their first official engagement as husband and wife, the Duke and Duchess will attend a 70th birthday patronage celebration for the Prince of Wales.The outdoor event marks the heir to the throne’s milestone birthday – which falls in November – by recognising Charles’ patronages and military affiliations as well as others involved in charities supported by the royal. Princess Diana wearing the aquamarine ring during a visit to Sydney in 1996Credit:Julian Parker/UK Press via Getty Images 1:01AMOver 29 million watched royal wedding in US 2:13PMWedding dress designer’s sketches revealed Tom Nicholson, from Surrey, enjoy the post wedding celebrations in Windsor on his boat 'Jarni'. Serena Williams has revealed she wore trainers underneath her dress for Prince Harry and Meghan’s wedding reception.The tennis champion wore a stunning Versace dress for the wedding itself but changed into a floral Valentino number for the evening reception at Frogmore House.Pictures of the floor-length gown did not reveal her feet, but Williams has now given fans on social media a peek at her shoes.She posted a short video to Instagram and wrote: “Little known fact: I often wear sneakers under my evening gown.”These @maisonvalentino @pppiccioli gave to me last min.”I told him be careful; I tend to be comfy for long nights.” Ms Waight Keller said the process was collaborative, adding: “I think she had very much seen my work and knew what I did.”I think she loved the fact that I was a British designer, and working in a house such as Givenchy which has its roots in a very classical, beautiful style.”Ms Waight Keller said over time they quickly got to a point where the Duchess felt she knew exactly what she wanted after various meetings and trials. As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex take a period of time at home in the UK before going on their honeymoon, speculation will grow about their choice of destination.Countries such as Botswana – which offers stunning wildlife, breathtaking scenery and, importantly, privacy from prying eyes – could be top of the list.But the couple might first spend a few days in Ireland, according to reports, making their inaugural overseas trip as a married couple to the Republic, while their honeymoon is put on hold for a period.Botswana is a place the Duke loves and knows well, and he reportedly whisked his fiancee to the southern African country in 2017 to mark her 36th birthday. An aerial view of Kensington PalaceCredit:PA/Andrew Parsons Camping at its finest: Inside one of the tents at the £1,000 plus a night Meno A Kwen princess diana aquamarine ring Idris Elba turned DJ at the evening party, The Telegraph’s  Royal Correspondent Hannah Furness can reveal.The new Duke and Duchess of Sussex partied into the small hours with fireworks and a playlist of soul classics.The newlyweds are said to have eschewed a slow first dance for livelier tunes, from 1960s R&B to the dance hits of the 1980s.They are said to have chosen “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” as an opening number, with guests treated to a sit-down dinner after a long day in front of the cameras at Windsor Castle. The morning after hosting a world event, normality is returning to Windsor on Sunday morning.Relatively few signs remained of the festivities, pomp and pageantry that went into staging the royal wedding – apart from innumerable Union Jacks still adorning Berkshire town.But it was a different story on Saturday, when more than 100,000 spectators lined the streets.This video shows fans reflecting on the wedding of the year – and predicting a happy future for the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Meghan Markle's mother, Doria Ragland, is driven to the evening reception The Duchess of Sussex’s hair was styled into a bun that was ‘messy in a controlled way’Credit:Jonathan Brady /PA Thank you Pierpaolo for making me look special on this special evening. @MaisonValentino— Serena Williams (@serenawilliams) May 19, 2018 It is the smallest of Kensington Palace’s multiple residences, residing in a part of the grounds that once housed important members of staff. There are two rooms and a private garden. In the long term, the Duke and Duchess are expected to vacate Nottingham Cottage for a 21-room Kensington Palace apartment, adjacent to that of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.The apartment’s roof and windows have recently been refurbished, while the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester moved out of it last November – giving legs to rumours the newlyweds will move there.As neighbours, the royal brothers could inhabit what was once a single suite of apartments at Kensington Palace, before it was split in two in the 1950s. The apartments are even suspected to share a secret door. Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex The royal wedding clean-up begins on the Long Walk in WindsorCredit:Jeff Gilbert for The Telegraph  However, a biography of the Los Angeles-born Suits star on the monarchy’s official website suggested she will use her role to champion feminist causes. It described her “lifelong commitment” to working to promote “social justice and women’s empowerment”, carrying a quote in which she declares: “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist.”The Duchess, who is reported to have broken with tradition to give a speech of her own at the wedding reception, has worked with a number of charities in the past, including UN Women and World Vision. She will continue working with the Royal Foundation alongside Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.A visit to Australia is in the diary for October, for the 2018 Invictus Games, while other trips abroad this year are said to be in the pipeline.But despite their hectic schedules, the couple seized the opportunity to spend some time away from the public eye on Sunday.After two receptions hosted by the Queen and Prince of Wales on Saturday – with some guests said to have continued partying well after Frogmore House closed its doors – the royal newlyweds left Windsor Castle on Sunday afternoon for some well-earned privacy. Meghan Markle’s mother, Doria Ragland, is driven to the evening receptionCredit:Steve Finn for The Telegraph  The couple, who exchanged vows in a ceremony watched by millions across the world on Saturday, are due to attend a Buckingham Palace garden party on Tuesday as part of the Prince of Wales’s 70th birthday celebrations.It will mark the beginning of a new life for the Duchess, who has already spoken of her desire to “hit the ground running” in her role as a full-time member of the Royal family.Shortly after the couple were proclaimed husband and wife at St George’s Chapel in Windsor, Kensington Palace’s social media pages and the royal family’s website had been updated to reflect their newest member.And the Duchess has been given the blessing of Buckingham Palace to use her position to fight for feminism, as she is expected to announce which charities and campaigns she will support when she returns from her honeymoon. Jessica Mulroney posted a photograph of herself in a figure-hugging, sequinned, floor length dress. Thank you to everyone who came to Windsor and those who followed from around the UK, the Commonwealth, and the world today. Congratulations once again to the newly-married Duke and Duchess of Sussex. #royalwedding— The Royal Family (@RoyalFamily) May 19, 2018 The flowers from the royal wedding have been given out to different charities.St Joseph’s Hospice, in Hackney, east London, was among a number of charities given some of the white garden roses, peonies and foxgloves from the big day. The grand finale of the royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle was billed as a private affair – a chance for the selected guests to relax and celebrate with the happy couple.The thud of loud music could be heard over the grounds of Windsor Castle as the newlywed’s guest danced the night away. Speeches, including from Meghan herself, were also expected at the evening reception where the couple were to take their first dance.Leaving for the evening reception earlier in the evening Prince Harry proved he was the perfect gentleman as he opened the door of a vintage car to let his bride step in. The Duchess previously said she wants to “hit the ground running” on becoming a full-time member of the Royal family.The couple will not immediately leave for their honeymoon, but remain in the UK for a period of time before taking the traditional break. Countries such as Botswana – which offers stunning wildlife, breathtaking scenery and, importantly, privacy from prying eyes – could be top of the list.But the couple may first spend a few days in Ireland, according to reports, making their inaugural overseas trip as a married couple to the Republic, while their honeymoon is put on hold for a period.Botswana is a place the Duke loves and knows well, and he reportedly whisked his fiancee to the southern African country in 2017 to mark her 36th birthday. 1:16PMDuke thanked wedding dress designer: ‘Oh my God, she looks absolutely stunning’ Unable to make the wedding of his daughter and Prince Harry, Thomas Markle has reportedly suggested the pair will soon visit him.  On Sunday a family source told The Sun: “Meghan and Thomas are both devastated he wasn’t able to attend the wedding and have discussed seeing each other soon.“They have been speaking all week, mostly by text.“She has been worried about him and checking how he is regularly.“Thomas has told other family members he hopes and expects Meghan and Harry to come to see him.” Meghan Markle’s nephew attempted to take a knife into a nightclub near Windsor Castle because he was worried by Donald Trump’s saying London was “like a warzone”.Tyler Dooley, the 25-year-old son of the Duchess of Sussex’s brother, Thomas Markle, was not invited to the wedding, but travelled to London with the intention of appearing as a pundit on television.On Saturday night he went to the Bacchus nightclub in Kingston with his mother Tracy – Mr Markle’s ex-wife – and his older brother TJ, 26.As their party was searched entering the club, Mr Dooley, a cannabis farmer from Oregon, realised the four-inch blade would be discovered, and told bouncers on the door that he had a knife.Read the full story here Young royal fans pose for a picture with police officers in Windsor Clare Waight Keller Stephanie Abdullah, 48, from Washington DC Party time! Ben and Jessica Mulroney leave for tonight’s #RoyalWedding evening reception✨— Omid Scobie (@scobie) May 19, 2018 Floriana Uatanau and Eda Smith, from Reading Our Fashion News Director, Bethan Holt writes how high street brands will capitalise on the ‘Meghan effect,’ and where to find the best royal wedding-inspired dresses.”Every decade has its own style identity and the general consensus eight years into the 2010s is that sleek minimalism will be the look of our time. How appropriate then that the new Duchess of Sussex’s Givenchy Haute Couture and Stella McCartney wedding gowns should encapsulate this look so elegantly…. Meghan Markle’s wedding looks will not only become a go-to bridal trend reference for years to come, but will influence many other brides to veer away from glitz and look instead to sophisticated simplicity.The pristinely plain, silk cady material and architectural silhouette of Clare Waight Keller’s design was painstakingly constructed in one of the world’s finest ateliers, so the exact look will be impossible to achieve. The £35 polyester column dress by fast fashion brand Missguided which has been touted as a good match is certainly no substitute.”Read the full article here  Hair stylist Serge Normant Credit:Jason Merritt /Getty As Windsor begins to recover from the wedding of the year, clean-up efforts were under way bright and early this morning.Trucks and lorries lined the streets as caterers and international news networks started to leave the vicinity of Windsor Castle, while rubbish collectors moved in. The Queen leaves Windsor Castle on Sunday morningCredit:DYLAN MARTINEZ /Reuters The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived home to Kensington Palace following the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in Windsor on Saturday.William was driving a Land Rover Discovery with his wife Kate in the passenger seat.The vehicle had tinted windows and onlookers were unable to see if there were any rear seat passengers. Mrs Clayton said she worked on the skilled and fine detail embroidery on the Queen’s wedding and coronation outfits, when she was 19 years old. Floral designer Phillippa Craddock directed a team, including florists from St George’s Chapel and Buckingham Palace, to create the wedding displays at St George’s Chapel and for St George’s Hall in Windsor. Flowers adorn the front of the organ loft inside St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle Harry and Meghan are pictured with the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh Mr Normant, who flew from his New York base especially to style the Duchess’s hair, said he had spoken to the newly-married couple after the wedding, describing Meghan as “thrilled” and Harry as “fantastic”.He said: “She was thrilled, yeah she was very happy.”On Harry, he added: “He’s Prince Harry, he’s fantastic. A beautiful couple.” Police on the Long Walk in Windsor on Sunday morningCredit:Andrew Matthews /PA Pauline Gardiner and Janice smith, from Newcastle, More than 13 million viewers tuned in for BBC One’s coverage of the royal wedding, the Corporation has announced.Led by Kirsty Young, Huw Edwards and Dermot O’Leary, it attracted a peak of 13.1 million viewers just after 1pm.It was seen by an average of 8.7 million viewers and a 63.9 per cent share, the BBC said. 9:13AM’She’ll be pregnant by Christmas!’ Fans reflect on royal wedding If you hadn’t been looking for her, you would have missed her entirely. Prince George and Princess Charlotte’s nanny blended expertly into the background in St George’s Chapel on Saturday, looking on from the sidelines as her little charges and their fellow bridesmaids and page boys performed their duties beautifully.But if Maria Borrallo hadn’t been present in the chapel, there is a chance the ceremony might not have gone quite so smoothly.Rehearsals for the big day had been shambolic, insiders say, with the children – the youngest of whom, Zalie, daughter of Prince Harry’s friend Jake Warren, was only two years old – proving impossible to keep in line.Read the full story of how the young bridesmaids and pageboys were taught their roles here. Away from the star-studded evening reception, thousands of people who travelled to Windsor yesterday stayed in the town to continue celebrating in the evening. And judging by these pictures, the fun didn’t stop. Peonies were amongst the flowers Credit:Danny Lawson /PA BBC presenters Dermot O’Leary and Kirsty Young 10:09AM13 million viewers tune into BBC One as unlikely pairing of Kirsty Young and Dermot O’Leary tag-teamed with Huw Edwards The Royal family has expressed gratitude to all those around the world who enjoyed the wedding – and the estimated more than 100,000 spectators who travelled to the town. Pictures were also posted on social media of Priyanka Chopra, a friend of Ms Markle, attending the evening reception.  Prince Harry appears to have given his bride a poignant wedding day gift – an impressive, emerald cut aquamarine ring which belonged to his late, beloved mother.Ms Markle wore the large gem on her right hand as the couple made their way to their evening reception.As Prince Harry and Ms Markle left Windsor Castle, following their afternoon reception, official photographs and time for an outfit change, they posed for a picture before climbing into the vintage car.Prince Harry gallantly opened the door, waiting for Ms Markle to gather her long dress into the footwell before closing it gently, as they smiled broadly.With the Prince in the driving seat, on the left hand side of the car, they made their way through the Windsor estate to Frogmore in the soft evening light.The 200 evening guests included George and Amal Clooney, Serena Williams, and Ben and Jessica Mulroney. Police are still maintaining a heavy presence in the Berkshire town as the newly married Duke and Duchess of Sussex prepare to head back to London at some point this afternoon. In another image Harry and Meghan are pictured with the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, Prince of Wales, Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the bride’s mother Doria Ragland and the young bridesmaids and pageboys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte. 9:03AMRoyal family thank thousands of spectators who travelled to Windsor Police on the Long Walk in Windsor on Sunday morning Kensington Palace A previous garden party at Buckingham PalaceCredit:Paul Grover for The Telegraph The Clooneys arrive at Frogmore House The Duke and Duchess had exchanged vows in front of 600 guests including the Queen and more than 30 members of the Royal family.Famous faces such as US chat show queen Oprah Winfrey, tennis champion Serena Williams, actor George Clooney and his barrister wife Amal Clooney, Sir Elton John, David and Victoria Beckham and actor Idris Elba were also in St George’s Chapel.Sir Elton, who sang at the funeral service for the Duke’s mother, Diana, Princess of Wales, performed at the lunchtime reception. An estimated 100,000 people turned out to see the couple as they sat in an open-top Ascot Landau for a carriage procession through Windsor. Meghan Markle's wedding bouquet lies on the grave of the Unknown Warrior Ms Markle, now the Duchess of Sussex, accessorized her second outfit with a large aquamarine ring once owned by Diana, Princess of Wales.  11:21AMNamibia is bookmakers’ favourite for honeymoon destination  Nacho Figueras shared a picture on social media of his invite Prince Harry and Meghan Markle return to royal dutiesNew Duke and Duchess of Sussex delay honeymoonFirst engagement as husband and wife on TuesdayCouple release official pictures taken in Windsor CastleDuchess to fight for feminism with blessing of PalaceWedding speeches: Most moving lines and best jokesInside the party: Idris Elba is DJ as first dance revealedSlippers, bad breath and ‘freeloaders’: Protocol ignoredBotswana? Namibia? Where the honeymoon could bePrince Harry and Meghan Markle have little time to recover from their fairytale wedding as they head straight back to work this week after an emotional ceremony that captivated the nation and a star-studded reception.Unlike other newlyweds, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not be jetting off on a honeymoon straight away – instead, they will be back on royal duty, carrying out their first official engagements as husband and wife.On Monday, the Duke and Duchess thanked everyone who took  part in the wedding celebrations as they released three official photographs.In one of the wedding photographs taken by Alexi Lubomirski the newlyweds are shown in a romantic pose on the east terrace of Windsor Castle still basking in the excitement of their wedding. Kensington Palace said the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex will continue to live in Nottingham Cottage in the grounds of the palace, but they are also reported to be moving to a bigger apartment.They have been been living in the cottage since their engagement in November 2017.Reportedly referred to as “Notts Cotts”, the property – only yards from the Duke’s childhood home within Kensington Palace itself, has been a base for both the Duke and his brother, Prince William, over the past decade.  As the previous occupants, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent two and a half years at the cottage after their royal wedding in 2011, before moving to a permanent apartment inside Kensington Palace to accommodate their growing family. Harry moved into Nottingham Cottage shortly after.  1:41PMTimelapse video: Spot the royal couple touring Windsor In a private evening reception held at Frogmore House, 200 chosen guests had let their hair down with the alcohol flowing.As well as family members including Princess Beatrice and Eugenie and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, evening guests included George and Amal Clooney, Tom Hardy, and Idris Elba, who was said to have taken a spin on DJ decks.  11:43AMQueen pictured leaving Windsor Castle As royal fans waited for any sign of the newlyweds on Sunday morning, they instead saw the Queen in a Range Rover being driven past the entrance of Windsor Farm shop.The Queen regularly attends the Royal Chapel of All Saints in Windsor Great Park. 12:42PMQueen back at Windsor Castle… still no sign of newlyweds yet Frogmore House, a 17th century English country house, stands in the home park of Windsor Castle and is part of the Crown Estate and is only open to individuals on three days of the year.From 7pm, a select 200 close friends arrived at the after party hosted by the Prince of Wales half a mile away from Windsor Castle.The 17th century Grade I country house is owned by the Crown Estate and is part of the Frogmore Estate on the ground of the Home Park.Click here to read about how all the events unfolded on Saturday. 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Study finds drugrelated offences 2nd leading cause for incarcerations

Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)RelatedGuyanese contingent in US for meetings on alternatives to incarceration for drug related offencesJune 11, 2018In “Court”Guyanese woman suspected to be involved in Canada cocaine bust yet to be arrestedNovember 30, 2018In “Crime”CANU head confirms Govt dismissalJune 17, 2017In “latest news” …stakeholders urged to take urgent steps towards alternative sentencing CANU Head Michael AtherlyAs Government moves towards implementing alternative sentencing for drug-related offences, a recent study conducted on a group of prisoners locally has revealed that such offences were found to be the second leading cause for incarcerations.This was revealed at a high level meeting between local stakeholders and a team of international experts on exploring alternatives to incarceration, including the establishment of drug treatment courts in Guyana.During the opening ceremony this morning at the Marriott Hotel, Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) Michael Atherly, emphasised the need to act now in implementing alternative sentencing.“Presented data from 900 inmates who responded to more than 150 questions; the findings revealed that drug related offences was the leading cause for incarceration with 21.3 percent with inmates overall being imprisoned for drug possession” Atherly said.According to the CANU boss, this finding re-enforces the need to act now since it shows that there is little to no mechanism to break the revolving cycle of drugs, crime and incarceration.On this note, Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan posited the need to shut this revolving door by not only finding alternatives to incarceration but also rehabilitation for drug users.“I can immediately see drug users coming out of the habit and what I now understand is that the Court will order the detoxification and stabilisation types of treatment for users” Ramjattan stated.Wednesday’s high-level meeting was a collaboration between the Public Security Ministry and the Organisation of American States’ Inter-American Drug Abuse Control Commission (CICAD).OAS Country Representative, Jean Ricot Dormeus, lauded Guyana for taking a step in this direction. read more

Twelve candidates for Polish NT bench

← Previous Story LNH: PSG only win as visitors – Six teams for No.3! Next Story → PARTILLE CUP: FIVE FEMALE STARS OF THE EOC Twelve names are in the race for the bench of Polish national team! The Polish Handball Federation will open envelopes with their CV’s on Monday, but it is now clear that the most of them are domestic names. The “new wave” with Piotr Przybecki, Damian Wleklak,Marcin Lijewski, together with Rafał Kuptel, Jarosław Cieslikowski and Krzysztof Kisiel, but also the first favorite for this position Talant Dujshebaev and former Macedonian, Israeli and Swiss NT head-coach, Serbian Dragan Djukić.Who will be the successor of Michael Biegler, who resigned after only seventh place at home EHF EURO 2016 in Krakow, it will be known on February 26. Poland handballPolish Handball read more

Lobésité une maladie qui touche de plus en plus les animaux

first_imgL’obésité, une maladie qui touche de plus en plus les animauxSelon une vétérinaire canadienne, les animaux de compagnie seraient comme l’homme de plus en plus affectés par un surpoids voire de l’obésité. La faute notamment a un apport alimentaire trop riche. Si l’obésité est aujourd’hui devenue un réel problème de santé publique, elle ne touche pas que les humains mais aussi leurs plus fidèles compagnons. C’est ce dont alerte aujourd’hui Monica Snedden, une vétérinaire et spécialiste en nutrition à la Princess Animal Hospital de Kingston, en Ontario qui établit un constat préoccupant : “Ça devient un très gros problème chez les animaux. Nous observons de plus en plus de cas de diabète et d’arthrite et des problèmes de mobilité”, explique t-elle citée par expliquer ce phénomène croissant, la spécialiste pointe du doigt l’alimentation trop riche de nos amis à quatre pattes et principalement la fâcheuse tendance de certains propriétaires à toujours laisser le bol de nourriture plein. Une manie qui autorise l’animal à manger autant qu’il le souhaite. Or, comme le remarque Monica Snedden, les portions de nourriture sur le marché sont parfois très élevées en calories et en graisses : “une seule tasse de nourriture équivaut parfois à près de 500 calories”, souligne t-elle.Elle évoque également la manie d’autres propriétaires de donner des restes de table à leur compagnon. “Les gens ne réalisent pas combien ils ont réellement donné comme portion à leur animal”, indique t-elle, ajoutant que, selon la taille de l’animal, une croustille peut être équivalente à un hamburger entier. Néanmoins, la vétérinaire reconnait que choisir la nourriture de son animal n’est pas aujourd’hui une tâche facile. “Il y a tant d’entreprises qui font tellement de nourritures qu’il est difficile pour les gens de savoir celles qui nourrissent adéquatement”, reconnait-elle précisant que même si les produits sont annoncés comme frais et biologiques, il est difficile pour les consommateurs de savoir ce qu’ils achètent et de se fier à ce qu’on retrouve dans les rayons. Un manque d’activité À lire aussiPourquoi les chats ont-ils des pupilles verticales ?Outre cette richesse dans l’alimentation, Monica Snedden souligne un second facteur crucial : l’activité de plus en plus réduite de certains animaux qui favorise donc la prise de poids. D’après la spécialiste, la clé est donc d’empêcher ce surpoids de s’installer et pour cela il faut déjà ne pas le nier. “Lorsque nous diagnostiquons une surcharge pondérale, les gens disent qu’au contraire, leur animal est en forme”, relève la vétérinaire. Chaque race étant différente, il n’est pas évident pour un propriétaire de repérer toute surcharge de son animal. Pour autant, en cas de surpoids, il faut bien faire attention et ne pas non plus priver l’animal de nourriture. Ne donner qu’une portion réduite pour faire perdre du poids à son compagnon n’est pas suffisant puisque certains de ses besoins nutritionnels pourraient ne pas être remplis, note la spécialiste qui invite les propriétaires à demander conseil à leur vétérinaire.  Le 2 janvier 2012 à 15:37 • Maxime Lambertlast_img read more

EXCLUSIVE Hachette UK introduces financial education workshops for under 30s

first_imgEXCLUSIVE: Publishing group Hachette UK has introduced targeted financial education workshops to address the financial issues of most concern to employees under 30.The organisation ran a pilot project in July 2016, provided by Jelf Employee Benefits, which surveyed participants before and after a financial education workshop. Almost three-quarters (71%) of participants in the pilot session did not receive any financial education at school, and 21% received limited financial education.The attendees, who were aged between 19 and 29 years old, listed improved financial intelligence, and ensuring that their finances are in order before buying a property among the reasons for wanting to attend the workshop. Everyday budgeting and mortgages were the most-requested topics for coverage at the pilot session.A post-workshop survey found that 78% of participants felt more positively towards their employer as a result of knowing that it cared about their welfare outside of work, and 93% felt the tone and level of the course were well-suited to under 30s.Due to positive feedback and employee requests, Hachette UK ran another workshop for under-30s in September 2016. These targeted financial education workshops will now be offered to staff several times a year in line with demand.The sessions for under 30s form part of the wider financial education support available to staff of all ages at the publishing group. This includes workshops, provided by Jelf Employee Benefits, that focus on savings and protection, how to maximise workplace benefits, and the importance of will writing.Victoria Fletcher, group training and development manager at Hachette UK, said: “This is the first time we’ve offered a financial education course to such a segmented part of our workforce, and the results have been really positive. The pre- and post-survey feedback has really demonstrated that employees prefer to receive financial education with their immediate peers [because] it can be better targeted and therefore more beneficial.“We’re delighted that staff appreciate our investment in helping them improve how they manage their money and equally pleased that many reported that they will be using aspects of the course in their day-to-day life.”last_img read more

Elon Musk wants to save Puerto Rico with solar power

first_img Close IBTimes VideoRelated VideosMore videos Play VideoPauseMute0:04/1:10Loaded: 0%0:04Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVE-1:06?Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window. COPY LINKAD Loading … Much of Puerto Rico is still without power after The island was devastated by Hurricane Maria in September. But Tesla CEO Elon Musk says he can rebuild Puerto Ricos power grid with solar power.center_img Elon Musk wants to save Puerto Rico with solar powerlast_img read more

Eight girls saved from child marriage in 24 hrs

first_imgEight schoolgirls were saved from early marriage in the past 24 hours, with timely intervention by local administration as well as the teenage brides themselves, their classmates and locals.The teenage girls were saved from underage marriage from Thursday to Friday in Natore, Kushtia, Barisal, and Dhaka’s Savar.Natore: A mobile court sentenced two persons, including a suitor, to 15 days jail for arranging a child marriage at Lalpur.Upazila Nirbahi Officer (UNO) and executive magistrate Nazrul Islam nabbed the two persons at the wedding of the 13-year-old girl and jailed them. The bride was a class VI student from Bagatipara upazila.A UP chairman had informed police about the marriage.Kushtia: Five schoolgirls were saved from early marriage in the district on Friday.Of them, four weddings were foiled in Doulatpur upazila and one in Sadar upazila. Among the victims, five are students of class VIII and one girl studies in class V.Local administration officials stopped the weddings and took undertakings from the parents of the girls that they will not marry their daughters before they turn 18.Savar: A 14-year-old girl has been saved from untimely marriage at the intervention of Savar UNO.The family of the ninth-grade girl was getting ready to arrange the wedding with one of her teachers on Friday.Being informed by a local newsman, UNO Sheikh Rasel Hassan took steps to foil the marriage.Savar model police station sub-inspector Momenur Rahman said the parents of the girl have pledged not to marry the girl before she turns 18. Barisal: A 14-year old girl from Barjalia union of Hijla upazila managed to prevent her forced marriage on Thursday. Her family completed all preparations for her marriage on Friday. In the meantime, she informed her classmates and teachers about the forced marriage. They, with the help of UNO Abu Zafar Rashed, foiled the marriage of the eighth grader.Meanwhile, Gournadi UNO Masuma Akhter stopped the marriage of a 13-year-old girl in Gournadi municipality. The parents of the eighth grader gave an undertaking that they will not marry their daughter before she turns 18.Director general of Governance Innovation Unit of the Prime Minister’s Office Mohammad Abdul Halim told Prothom Alo that people are now more aware of child marriage and NGOs and media are playing due role in this regard.Ghashful, founded by NGO Worldvision, managed to stop some seventeen underage marriages since 2014 in Mymensingh’s Nandail.Rasheda K Choudhury, executive director of Campaign for Popular Education, told Prothom Alo that the way child marriages are taking place is not acceptable.Though the number of child marriages has decreased, there is no room for complacency. Child marriage should be stopped from the grassroots, she added.last_img read more

Former FHFA Policy Analyst Joins Collingwood Group

first_img in Government, Headlines, News February 18, 2015 526 Views Former FHFA Policy Analyst Joins Collingwood Group Collingwood Group FHFA Movers & Shakers 2015-02-18 Tory Barringercenter_img The Collingwood Group, a business advisory firm based in Washington, D.C., announced Tuesday that veteran housing finance policy expert Bonnie McCloskey has joined the company as VP.McCloskey comes to Collingwood from the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), where she worked as a senior policy analyst. She is Collingwood’s second recent addition from FHFA, joining months after Meg Burns, former senior associate director for the agency.In her role at FHFA, McCloskey was responsible for providing oversight and guidance to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac on a variety of single-family policy and technology issues. Her work focused on creating new standards for industry information and systems utilization.Before that, she spent more than two decades at the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), serving in a number of positions within the Office of Single-Family Housing. In her time at FHA, McCloskey managed all of the agency’s key technology tools, including FHA Connection, the Single-Family Data Warehouse, and the Neighborhood Watch system.In her new role, McCloskey will support Collingwood’s Risk Management and Compliance and Business Advisory practices.”After 27 years in the federal government I am excited to bring my experience to the private sector,” McCloskey said. “I look forward to helping Collingwood’s clients navigate today’s challenging regulatory landscape.””Bonnie’s experience at FHA and FHFA make her the ideal addition to the Collingwood team,” said Collingwood Vice-Chairman Brian Montgomery. “Her work spanned all aspects of the FHA business. Her expertise will be invaluable to Collingwood’s clients as they strive to be compliant with a myriad of regulations while also exploring new opportunities.” Sharelast_img read more

by The Associated Press Posted Mar 4 2019 11

first_img by The Associated Press Posted Mar 4, 2019 11:17 am PDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email FILE – This Nov. 16, 2016 file photo shows NBC “Today” host Tamron Hall at the 2016 L’Oreal Women of Worth Awards in New York. The former NBC “Today” show anchor and host on Monday, March 4, 2019 tweeted she’s pregnant. Meanwhile, Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International also announced the 48-year-old’s syndicated talk show “Tamron Hall” will premiere on Sept. 9. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File) Tamron Hall gets a new talk show, announces baby news LOS ANGELES — Tamron Hall is having a baby and getting her own talk show.The former NBC “Today” show anchor and host tweeted Monday that she’s pregnant. She wrote that she was “in a safe place at 32 weeks” to share her joy.Hall writes that she and husband Steven “are beyond excited.”Walt Disney Direct-to-Consumer and International announced that the 48-year-old’s syndicated talk show “Tamron Hall” will premiere Sept. 9. Executive producer Bill Geddie says Hall has the experience to “talk and listen to all sides and bring folks together.”Hall tweeted “when one door closes…another one opens.”Hall left NBC and MSNBC in 2017.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Cyprus rejects Ankaras EEZ claims

first_imgCyprus said it was well within its rights to carry out exploration in a particular offshore area, rejecting Turkish claims as unfounded and beyond any reasonable geographical limits.The Republic was responding to Turkish allegations included in a letter to the UN in April.In a May 4 letter, circulated as a UN Security Council document, the island’s permanent representative, Kornilios Korniliou, rejected Ankara’s claims concerning block 6, stressing that exploration licensed by the Republic was without a doubt inside its exclusive economic zone (EEZ).“The offshore exploration for block 6, declared and licensed by the Republic of Cyprus, is undoubtedly within the exclusive economic zone/continental shelf of Cyprus, in a marine area that lies to the south-west of Cyprus and that has already been delimited, in accordance with the relevant rules of international law, between the relevant opposite coastal States, namely the Republic of Cyprus and the Arab Republic of Egypt, by means of an exclusive economic zone delimitation agreement (2003),” Korneliou said. “The exploration and/or exploitation of block 6 is an exclusive sovereign right of Cyprus in accordance with international law and does not affect the rights of any third State, including Turkey.”The assertions “made on the part of Turkey are thus legally unfounded and beyond any reasonable geographical limits,” Korneliou said.He added that the Republic was determined to uphold and protect its sovereign rights to explore and exploit its natural resources within its continental shelf and exclusive economic zone, using all peaceful means at its disposal, in good faith and within the framework of international law.Turkey claims that part of block 6 falls within its own continental shelf. In a letter addressed to the UN General Assembly dated April 12, Turkey’s permanent representative to the United Nations Feridun Sinirlioglu expressed “grave concern” regarding Cyprus’ “provocative act” to grant an exploration licence for Block 6.The licence was awarded to a consortium of Italian and French oil giants Eni and Total.You May LikePopularEverythingColorado Mom Adopted Two Children, Months Later She Learned Who They Really ArePopularEverythingUndoLivestlyChip And Joanna’s $18M Mansion Is Perfect, But It’s The Backyard Everyone Is Talking AboutLivestlyUndoModernizeIf Your Home Has Old Roofing, Read ThisModernizeUndo Pensioner dies after crash on Paphos-Polis roadUndoCypriot tycoon launches ‘Bank of Cannabis’UndoThree arrested in connection with hotel theftsUndoby Taboolaby Taboolalast_img read more

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